Instead of saying ‘come on down,’ this year the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Advocacy Center is inviting the public to ‘go online’ to fight child abuse in our community. This year’s event will be fully online, a change from the usual live and in-person interactive event that had to be reimagined due to COVID-19. Tickets include access to an online auction and the chance to be randomly selected as a virtual contestant. All proceeds benefit Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse & Child Advocacy Center.
This popular event benefits the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center located in Lincolnton, NC. While this year’s show will be different, there will still be opportunities for ticket holders to win cash, bid on some amazing items, and see some of the show’s favorite characters, including Rod Roddy, Barker’s Special Beauties, and The Lincoln County Apple Queen.
Tickets for the event are $20 each and include access to the online auction, where they can bid on fabulous items, including artwork, furniture, tools, a beach vacation, air hockey table, Easter baskets, small appliances, household items. Other items up for bid include a full orthodontic package from Austin Orthodontics valued at $7,000 as well as gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, local art, and a variety of homemade items provided by people in the community.
Three lucky auction ticket holders will be randomly selected to virtually play the much-loved Plinko game for a chance to win up to $1,000 each. Winners will have their Plinko games played on their behalf by one of the show’s characters in a prerecorded video that will be uploaded to the Facebook event page at 6 pm on March 19.
The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center provides Lincoln County with programs designed to protect children from abuse and to provide care for the smallest victims of abuse. In 2020, 2,163 children were reported as abused or neglected in Lincoln County. Without the support of a caring community of both businesses and individuals who attend these events, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center would cease to exist.